Meet your school board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
Berkeley Unified superintendent to retire in July
Donald Evans has big goals for the final months of his six-year tenure.
A teacher who looks like me
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
All together now
While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the then and now.
A radical decision, an unfinished legacy
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
10 years later, progress made on 2020 Vision goals, but big gaps remain
The Berkeley City Council heard an update on the educational equity plan this week, learning about what has worked and what still needs to be done.
Berkeley Unified moves forward with overhaul of ninth grade
A Berkeley High redesign would make freshman year ‘universal,’ rather than split into small schools and programs.
Berkeley High may overhaul schedule, classes to address achievement gap
A proposed redesign would shift the school’s current structure, which has students enter specific learning communities, and create a universal ninth grade.
Bridge Program helps narrow Berkeley’s achievement gap
Graduating seniors from Berkeley High School’s Bridge Program (L to R): Raejean Hightower, Ryen Deloatch, Carl (Neal) Edwards Joshua Butler, Zierre Robinson, Armando Maravilla, Labria Young, and Michelle Resendiz. The program held a ceremony May 27 to present the seniors with sashes. They will graduate June 13. Courtesy: The Bridge Program Four years ago Armando […]
2020 Vision: Skills improve, absences down, gap remains
The Berkeley Unified School District showed improvements in student reading proficiency by third grade between spring 2012 and 2013. (Click to see the full report.) Image: 2020 Vision A citywide initiative proponents hope will close the achievement gap in Berkeley public schools appears to be working, though significant disparities remain, according to data presented Tuesday night […]
2020 Vision symposium highlights progress in Berkeley
A packed cafeteria at the 2020 Vision Symposium, Oct. 11, Longfellow Middle School, Berkeley, CA. Photo: Emilie Raguso Last week, more than 100 community members, educators and city and school officials came together to share a meal and a vision for a future of equal opportunities for all children in Berkeley schools. The theory behind […]